Chiropractic Care for Your Pet

14 Dec No Comments Dr. Woodford Chiropractic

The goal of animal chiropractic care is helping the animal feel its best without the use of drugs and other pharmaceutical products. Chiropractic care focuses on restoring proper motion to the spinal column and limbs. This helps the nervous system work optimally, promotes healthy organ function, and aids the peak

Cash the Trick Horse

8 Nov No Comments Dr. Woodford Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Equine Care, Magna Wave, Stretching

Cash is a trick horse in training with his owner, Kacy. He is learning how to carry her weight and support them both. Trick horses endure lots of pulling on their withers, back and hips. Dr. Christine’s chiropractic and acupuncture treatments help Cash feel pain free and healthy.

Lameness in horses

14 Apr No Comments admin Equine Care

Just like human athletes, horses need to be conditioned properly to perform at their peak level.  In the beginning of the season, or after a long time not working, horses should be worked lightly and consistently (about 60 days) to build up their muscles, strength, and endurance. During this “legging up”

Detecting Lameness

20 Jan No Comments admin Equine Care

As I stated earlier, assessing the gaits of the equine can be challenging. It takes a lot of practice and a good eye to pick out subtle lameness. Not all lameness is obvious to the average person. First, let’s define lameness as soreness or “off” (subtle) to lame (obvious) in

Equine Biomechanics and Gait Analysis

20 Jan No Comments admin Equine Care

This article will be the first of two in a series on equine biomechanics and gait analysis. I will first talk about conformation. In order to understand a horse’s biomechanics and assess its motion and gaits, we first must take a horse’s conformation (body structure) into consideration. To evaluate a

Biomechanics of Normal Equine Gait

20 Jan No Comments admin Equine Care

Assessing the gaits of the equine can be difficult. Educating yourself on proper movement and watching multiple horses can help the average horseman to recognize proper or improper movement. The use of video is very useful as the stride is faster than the human eye can process. I want to